Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Country:
United States
Industry:
Retail - Buyer/Assistant Buyer
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Associate Degree
Street:
PO Box 2741
City:
Chapel Hill
State:
NC
Company Name:
Performance, Inc.
Contact:
Michael Hydrick
Email:
Fax:
9199425431
ID
7175
27517
Job Title:
Product Manager - Bicycles
Phone:
9199133666

Product Manager - Bicycles

 

POSITION:       Product Manager - Bikes

 

REPORTS TO:   VP-GMM

 

SUPERVISES:    Merchandise Assistant - Bikes

 

 

 

About Performance Bicycle

 

As the leading bicycle specialty retailer in the U.S., Performance Bicycle strives to connect every customer with the right bike and bicycle accessories, and provide knowledge and inspiration that will help fuel their cycling passion.

 

 

 

We love bicycling in all its forms – slow rides along the beach, fast rides with our friends, off-road rides on challenging terrain or getting to work on time without a carbon footprint.

 

 

 

We care about our customers. Our goal is to get you moving, keep you safe and be there for you whether it’s to fix a flat tire or have an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of disc brakes. And we want you to enjoy visiting one of our 104 stores or interacting with us online.

 

 

 

We are looking for people who care about the things we care about – most especially providing our customers with the best-possible experience.

 

 

 

Product Manager’s Goal

 

To build an assortment that delivers the right bike to every customer that comes to Performance Bicycle. 

 

 

 

Job Overview

 

Traditionally known as a merchant, the product manager for bikes, is responsible for the successful implementation of all bicycles throughout the chain. The PM-Bikes sources, evaluates, negotiates, and prices product for the Bikes category.  He/she manages sales and margins on a daily basis; interacts regularly with all areas of the company including merchandising, creative, marketing, e-commerce, distribution, customer service, etc. Helps to train and develop Merchandise Assistant and other members of the Bikes team.  

 

 

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Develops and is responsible for the annual plan for bike sales, assortment, margin, inventory and promotional activities

 

  • Works closely with marketing to develop and implement an overall strategy for retail, web and catalog presentation and promotion to achieve business objectives
  • Leads change and brings new ideas/strategies to develop and grow the business
  • Fosters growth and ownership among members of the Bikes team.
  • Selects and negotiates with vendors; develops and implements strategic plans with key vendors
  • Works closely with inventory planning team to align inventory with promotional efforts as well as partner in life cycle management
  • Assess need and position private label product to compliment the overall assortment
  • Work with Bikes and Proprietary teams to develop design guidelines for all proprietary goods
  • Builds on synergies with Bike Nashbar to manage product lifecycles with key vendors
  • Stay involved and up-to-date on the bike business as it relates to the Performance business including position in the marketplace, customer base and consumer expectations

 

  • Work with retail partners to maximize the sales and develop regional assortments

 

Qualifications:

 

  • In-depth knowledge of bicycle industry and bicycle products including market trends, vendors/suppliers
  • Thorough understanding of bicycle manufacturing and product life-cycles
  • Strong analytical and negotiating skills
  • Strategic thinker and consensus builder who works well on a team as well as independently

 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have 5-7 years hardgoods buying experience for a retail chain
  • Sporting Goods experience a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Microsoft Excel

 

 

 

Performance Bicycle offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package including a generous employee discount program, and opportunities for advancement. This is a great opportunity for a rewarding career in the cycling industry!

 

 

 

Performance is looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join America’s #1 retailer of bicycles, parts, and accessories. If you are interested in joining the best, then take a moment to apply by emailing your resume and salary requirements to [email protected] .

 

 

 

 

 

EOE

 

 

 

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